About Us

Welcome to Gem State Patriot News. This is an independent news website with no connection or obligation to any other organization. We report the news and offer interesting articles and opinions from people around the state of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. There is no charge for this news website and its only purpose is to inform all those around our great state of problems, new ideas, changes, and events that are taking place in different areas of Idaho.

Gem State Patriot News is a not-for-profit news resource for Idaho.


Bob Neugebauer — Publisher:

Bob was born June 1945 and attended Jersey City State University, majoring in Economics. He is a veteran of the USNR and served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He has worked for 40 years as a senior executive in the financial services industry in investment banking, sales, marketing, institutional trading, money management and risk management. Bob is retired and lives with his wife in Meridian, Idaho.

Parrish Miller — Webmaster:

Parrish Miller was born in Salem, Oregon, where he lived for nearly the first two decades of his life. He spent two years in beautiful Sheridan, Wyoming before moving to Boise, Idaho in 2006. He is currently working as a web designer and social media specialist, and has also worked as a policy analyst, digital media manager, blogger, and journalist. He has served as a Precinct Committeeman in the Republican Party and has served on the boards of numerous liberty-oriented political organizations in Idaho. He has studied political science at Boise State University and considers himself a lifelong student of history, government, economics, and philosophy.

Rich Loudenback — Editor:

An Idaho native, Rich spent 40+ years in sales, management, and publishing. He worked at factory and distributor levels in the high-end appliance industry, published a trade newspaper and worked for a management consulting company covering 9 states and 4 provinces of Canada. After living in 6 mostly southeastern states and working in all but Maine and Hawaii, he retired in 2009 in Hayden, Idaho and began writing again and now serves as the North Idaho editor for Gem State Patriot News.

Tammy Sullivan-Watson — Business Manager:

Tammy graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has also worked as a Chemical Technician, Paralegal, Court Clerk for Ada County Magistrate Court, and a juvenile detention counselor for Canyon County. She works with her husband restoring and modifying antique and classic autos at “Momz Garage” in Star, Idaho. She is also Vice President of the Star Chamber of Commerce.